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Complete Guide to Playing 3 Nc3


288 pages, paperback, Everyman, 1. edition 2018

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Two great books from the Everyman Chess Library, French Classical by Byron Jacobs and French Winawer by Neil McDonald, brought together in one volume.

In French Classical International Master Byron Jacobs offers a fresh look at the Classical variation of the French Defence, which has been popular for nearly a century and is championed by such fighting players as Victor Korchnoi and Alexander Morozevich. All of the important variations are considered in detail with particular emphasis on those which are most fashionable.

A modern look at the highly fashionable French Winawer, which remains the sharpest variation of the French Defence. It leads to the kind of dynamic positions in which the better prepared and more aggressive player will invariably prevail. Leading expert Neil McDonald explains the strategy and tactics of this exciting opening in a clear and concise manner.

More Information
Weight 470 g
Manufacturer Everyman
Width 15 cm
Height 22,7 cm
Medium Book
Year of Publication 2018
Author Byron JacobsNeil McDonald
Language English
Edition 1
ISBN-13 978-1-78194-487-5
Pages 288
Binding paperback

French Classical:

004 Bibliography

005 Introduction

Part One: Main Line with 4 e5 Sfd7

007 - 1 Modern Main Line with 5 Sce2

026 - 2 Old Main Line with 5 f4 c5 6 Sf3 Sc6 7 Le3 cxd4 8 Sxd4

047 - 3 Old Main Line with 5 f4 c5 6 Sf3 Sc6 7 Le3 a6

059 - 4 Old Main Line: Others Variations after 5 f4 c5 6 Sf3

Part Two: 4 Lg5

069 - 5 The Burn Variation with 4...dxe4 5 Sxe4 Le7

086 - 6 The Burn Variation with 4...dxe4 5 Sxe4 Le7 6 Lxf6 gxf6

097 - 7 Main Line with 4...Le7 5 e5 Sfd7

134 - 8 The MC Cutcheon Variation; 4...Lb4

Part Three: Other Variations

156 - 9 Odds and Ends

175 Index of Complete Games

French Winawer:

004 Bibliography

005 Introduction

Part One: Main Lines (4.e5 c5 5.a3 Lxc3+ 6.bxc3 Se7)

019 - 1: Tactical Main Line with 7.Dg4 Dc7

042 - 2: Tactical Main Line with 7.Dg4 0-0 and 7---Kf8

068 - 3: Positional Main Lines (7.Sf3, 7.h4 and 7.a4)

Part Two: Other Lines

081 - 4: Winawer 'Declined': 4.e5 c5 5.a3 La5

091 - 5: White`s Fifth Move Alternatives after 4.e5 c5

105 - 6: Positional Fourth Moves for White: 4.Dd3, 4.exd5, 4.Ld3, 4.Se2 (and 4.e5 Dd7)

123 - 7: Tactical Fourth Moves for White: 4.a3, 4.Ld2 and 4.Dg4

143 Index of Complete Games